It’s official now, OnePlus 3 is ready to receive the OxygenOS 3.2.0 update via over-the-air (OTA), as OnePlus begins rolling out the latest version 3.2.0 of Oxygen OS to its newly launched OnePlus 3 units. This update brings with it a number of fixes to the phone, such as sRGB display mode in developer options, enhanced RAM management, camera quality fixes and many more. Here are the details to check out!
OnePlus has pushed out its promised update for the OnePlus 3 smartphone, designed to improve and optimize RAM performance and add an sRGB mode for the display, alongside some of the most important tweaks as well. This will also offer faster game loading times and improvements for GPS performance has also been created with this OnePlus3Oxygen_16_1607012342. The 396MB update is now rolling out to OnePlus 3 phones and introduces the following changes:
- Enabled sRGB mode in developer options.
- Improved RAM management.
- Improved GPS performance.
- Enhanced audio playback quality.
- Updated custom icon packs.
- Fixed some issues with notifications.
- Improved camera quality/functionality.
- Fixed some issues in Gallery.
- Implemented latest Google security patches.
- Fixed bugs in Clock/Music apps.
The update will begin rolling out now, and owners of OnePlus 3 will see the OxygenOS 3.2.0 tickling within 48 hours.
How to sideload install OxygenOS 3.2.0 update on OnePlus 3
The step-by-step guide helps you download and install OxygenOS 3.2.0 on your OnePlus 3, which are a bit straightforward. If you already have adb/sideload set up on your PC, then you’ll be able to do so. The steps below will not void the warranty of your OnePlus 3 in anyway and will also not interfere with future OTA updates.
Note: Assuming that your OnePlus 3 is completely stock i.e. non-rooted through an unlocked bootloader does not matter.
Step 1: Get the OxygenOS 3.2.0 .zip file downloaded from here. Transfer it to your desktop and rename it to “oxygenos.zip“.
Step 2: One your OnePlus 3, navigate to Settings > About Phone and tap on Build Number 7 times to enable the hidden Developer Options. Once reached, the toast notification pops up, head over to Settings > Developer Options and enable the ‘Advanced Reboot’ option.
Step 3: Long press the Power button to bring up the power menu. Tap on Reboot followed by Recovery. Once your phone boots into Recovery Mode, select English as your language followed by Install from ADB. Tap OK when prompts.
Step 4: On your PC, fire up a new command prompt or Terminal window, and then type in the following text ‘command’:
“adb sideload oxygenos.zip”
Unfortunately, if you get a file not found error, simply type in “adb sideload” and then drag ‘n’ drop the Oxygen OS zip file inside command prompt or terminal. You can simply copy-paste the location of the file inside the window. Press enter and wait for the file to be sideload. Once it’s done, the update will automatically be installed on your OnePlus 3. Finally, you will be prompted to restart your handset. Do it and there you play with the new OxygenOS 3.2.0 update.
Take this note: The first boot after installing OxygenOS on your OnePlus 3 can take a little more time, but nevertheless, it should not be any cause of a concern.
Steps for rooted OnePlus 3
If you’re having a OnePlus 3 which is rooted, you will need to download OxygenOS 3.2.0 ROM (full 1.2GB) file from here, transfer it to the internal storage of the handset, and then go flash it manually from TWRP.
Have you received the update yet? Try to make a sideload install? Share your thoughts via usual channels.
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